I’ve never been to Utah, unless you count a layover at the airport on the way to California. It was snowing in Salt Lake City at the time.
However, I have seen some photos of the landscape there. Somehow, when I created this image, I was reminded of those beautiful rock formations on a clear hot sunny day. I imagined hiking through this fantasy landscape, and the name for this image came to me and stuck.
‘Utaopiah’ will be available for viewing (along with many other pieces) in person on May 4 & 5, from 10 to 5 p.m. during the Oxford Studio Tour, at my home gallery, which is Location #4 on the tour. It is the only one of my metal prints that actually has a frame (the frame is black) – something new I tried out this time!
Utaopiah. Digital fractal art. Single metal print. 12×16″. Artist Lianne Todd
Often, when I’m voyaging through the through the little fractal universes I have generated using the software which I am so thankful exists, I encounter ‘places’ that look like they belong in an illustration for a book I’ve read somewhere along the way. I also encounter characters that look like they belong in those places. Such was the case for this piece:
The Mage Emerges Digital Art Printed on Metal, single edition 24×24″ SOLD. Private collection. Artist Lianne Todd
Congratulations to the European Space Agency, and to all of humanity, for boldly going where no one has gone before… for landing the human-built robot Philae on a comet!!
This is truly a historic moment and an example of how our imaginations can lead us to realities our ancestors may have considered impossibilities. It will lead to a greater understanding of our solar system and of the universe.
In honour of this event, I’m posting my piece called The Landing. I can’t think of a better day to do it! It’s purely imaginary, constructed of three different fractals, and belongs in the realm of fantasy or science fiction. But then, not so long ago, so did landing on a comet…
The Landing Digital Art printed on metal, single edition 20×20″ Artist Lianne Todd SOLD. Private Collection.